DESIGNING FOR THE ARTS
Nka Foundation is issuing a challenge to recent graduates and students of architecture, design, engineering and others from around the world to use their creativity to come up with innovative designs for modest, affordable housing for the arts that can be built with earth and other local materials in Ghana.
WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE?
The challenge is to design a house type of about 2400 sq feet to be built on a plot size of 80 x 100 feet. Total costs of constructing the design entry must not exceed $7,000 for materials and labor; land value is excluded from this price point. The building should be designed for either musicians, theatre artists, potters, sculptors, painters, textile artists, designers, writers, or media arts practitioners.
WHERE IS THE CONSTRUCTION SITE?
The construction site will be Abetenim Arts Village, near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
1 _ Text file (Word format) containing the design statement (600 words max) for publication purposes.
2 _ Three A1 presentation boards as JPG files of high-quality resolution to be printed in landscape format
Submission online : firstname.lastname@example.org
JUDGING CRITERIA INVOLVE:
1 _ Functionality: space patterns and usage as a house type for the arts, climatic performance, and sustainability over time;
2 _ Aesthetics: visual/aesthetic appeal; and
3 _ Technical: adaptive/ creative use of abundant local materials and labor to the degree they enhance the design, resource efficient construction process, and attention to scalability and construction budget. Decisions of the jury will be final and binding.
_ First prize- $ 1,500 [or] Construction of design in Ghana plus a trip to Ghana for a workshop to build the winning design + Certificate
_ Second prize- $ 1,000 [or] Construction + Certificate
_ Third prize- $ 500 + Certificate
_ Honorable mentions + Certificate
Registration open _ 01 August, 2015
Registration Closed_ 30 October, 2015
_ Individual – $60 per Entry
_ Team – $80 per Entry
Closing day for submission _ 30 October, 2015